As per the prosecution of Telangana High Court the three convicted men were dacoits and natives of Dachepally in Guntur.
Telangana High Court a division bench comprising Justice P.V Sanjay Kumar and Justice M. Satyanarayana Murti and while answering a Reference of Trial from Special Sessions Judge cum IV Additional District Judge of Guntur acquitted Yekkaluri Siva Krishna alias Yogi and Akkinapalli Murali Krishna alias Murali and Pappula Amar Nageswara Rao of the 2011 murder of Banawath Badya Naik an engineer in the Nagarjunasagar project and bench allowed the appeal by the criminals.
Conferring to the prosecution the 3 sentenced men were dacoits and natives of Dachepally in Guntur and who were suspect of murder in nine cases, the sentenced men had committed crimes in Krishna Prakasam, Nalgonda, Kurnool, Guntur, Hyderabad.
Modus operandi of the suspect rendering to the action that was to hire taxis and pick up passengers on the highways and rob them. They would kill their victims if the latter battled, on February 26th 2011 year, here the 3 picked up Daravath Badya Naik who was returning from Vijayawada place and they allegedly killed the engineer when he battled them and dumped the body in a canal before escaping with some gold and 3500 in cash as per the report.
Though awarding the death penalty the trial court had observed that this court has come to the deduction that the murder was committed by the accused in an extremely brutal manner, the trial court experimental that their existence on this earth would pose a threat to others as they dedicated crimes in a most cruel custom.
Suresh Reddy seeming for the convicts argued that the prosecution had not corroborated its case and the conditional evidence on which the prosecution relied did not form the guilt of the complainants. Furthermore there were no eyewitness in the case as per the report.